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Dance Workshop – Community Dance for the over 55s

It has been scientifically proven that movement and exercise not only benefit the body, but the mind too. The chance to move together, connecting physically and socially, has been something that has been lost in the midst of the pandemic.

Course overview

Dates

Autumn term

Saturday 16, 23 & 30 October, 6, 13, 20 & 27 November, 4, 11 & 18 December 2021

Spring term

Saturday 29 January, 5, 12, 19 & 26 February, 5, 12, 19 & 26 March 2022

Duration

10 Saturday sessions 10-1

Tutor
Kara Woodford

Fee
£99

Course details

It has been scientifically proven that movement and exercise not only benefit the body, but the mind too. The chance to move together, connecting physically and socially, has been something that has been lost in the midst of the pandemic.

In direct response to this, AUB Dance is creating a weekly community dance class, for adults over 55. Running for a 10-week term, on a Saturday morning, we are offering the chance for the wider community to benefit from our purpose-built dance studios on campus, coming together to build both resilient minds and bodies. A sense of community will be a key element to these sessions. Taught by one of our own AUB Dance graduates, the class purpose will be to move and strengthen the body, through structured warm ups, routines and stretches. Each week, there will be the chance to learn and develop dance routines, in a range of genres, with the opportunity for some creative development and improvisation class material.

Moving together in the studios will improve participants’ health, wellbeing and confidence.

Dancing and the happiness it can bring, should be on prescription from your GP.

10 weekly dance classes that will explore movement and creativity in the safety of our dance studios. Regular breaks will be included to hydrate and get to know the other dancers.

Find out more by clicking the profile below.

Kara Woodford

As a dance artist, Kara aims to combine her diverse training to perform with strength, precision and style

Students will be provided opportunities to be creative, explore ideas and feel a sense of happiness again.
Dancing together in the studios will improve participants confidence, socially and physically, for use in their daily lives.

  • An appreciation and understanding of different dance genres and techniques
  • To understand the importance of preparing your body
  • To provide a thorough understanding of the benefits of dance to the mind and body
  • Improve core body strength and confidence
  • Boost enjoyment engaging with other like-minded students
  • All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course Certificate of Attendance detailing course contents, and study hours

Only enthusiasm and a desire to learn and share your enjoyment with others.

Please ensure that you wear comfortable clothes. You will be expected to be bare foot.

All additional course materials are included in the course fee.

Important information about evening and weekend courses

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How to Enrol

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